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School of Public Policy and Leadership News

The School of Public Policy and Leadership employs an interdisciplinary approach to create knowledge and understanding to support effective policy and governance through collaborations of faculty, students, and the greater community.

Current Public Policy and Leadership News

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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Campus News | May 19, 2022

UNLV Global Entrepreneurship Experience students learn how food has influenced the rich and long history of Reggio Emilia.

 

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People | April 28, 2022

What the world needs now is volunteers. This Urban Affairs program coordinator aims to connect you to the opportunities.

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Campus News | March 31, 2022

The UNLV Pathways' workshops and networking events help young adults who have experienced the foster system and housing insecurity.

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Campus News | March 29, 2022

UNLV Boyd Law School has 13 top 100 programs, including No. 1 ranking for legal writing. 

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People | March 16, 2022

Robert E. Lang Doctoral Fellowship recognizes immense impact of late UNLV professor, seeks next generation of public policy leaders. 

Public Policy and Leadership In The News

Insider
May 13, 2022

Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, and other donors are committing $50 million to help fix the childcare crisis in New York City.

Las Vegas Sun
May 9, 2022

When UNLV senior Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio looked out the window of her Airbnb in Irvine, Calif., she saw flames rising in the nearby mountains and scorch marks on the ground. A wildfire was approaching the apartment, where she had moved from Las Vegas during the pandemic to be closer to family.

Las Vegas Sun
May 9, 2022

When UNLV senior Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio looked out the window of her Airbnb in Irvine, Calif., she saw flames rising in the nearby mountains and scorch marks on the ground. A wildfire was approaching the apartment, where she had moved from Las Vegas during the pandemic to be closer to family.

Las Vegas Sun
May 9, 2022

When UNLV senior Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio looked out the window of her Airbnb in Irvine, Calif., she saw flames rising in the nearby mountains and scorch marks on the ground. A wildfire was approaching the apartment, where she had moved from Las Vegas during the pandemic to be closer to family.

Las Vegas Sun
April 23, 2022

A 2020 study from UNLV’s Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute on the urban heat island effect found that Las Vegas “ranked as the most intense urban heat island in the United States in both daytime and nighttime metrics between 2004 and 2013.”

Las Vegas Sun
April 23, 2022

A 2020 study from UNLV’s Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute on the urban heat island effect found that Las Vegas “ranked as the most intense urban heat island in the United States in both daytime and nighttime metrics between 2004 and 2013.”

Public Policy and Leadership Experts

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Recent Public Policy and Leadership Accomplishments

June 16, 2022
Jesse Barnes (Public Policy and Leadership), Anjala Krishen (Marketing and International Business), and Alexander Chan (both Business) recently published their article, "Passive and Active Peer Effects in the Spatial Diffusion of Residential Solar Panels: A Case Study of the Las Vegas Valley," in the Journal of Cleaner Production. In this…
May 9, 2022
Jaewon Lim and Aaron Colletta (both Public Policy and Leadership) recently published an article in the Annals of Regional Science with a co-author, Ayoung Kim of Mississippi State University. In their article, "How Regional Economic Structure Matters in the Era of COVID-19: Resilience Capacity of U.S. States," they analyzed the importance of…
May 3, 2022
Yaa Obeng (Public Policy and Leadership, and Nursing) was named Best Master of Public Administration Graduate Student for the School of Public Policy and Leadership at the 2022 College Scholarship and Awards Ceremony. She also is the School of Nursing’s graduate engagement and retention coordinator.
December 28, 2021
Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Public Policy and Leadership) recently had an article published in the International Journal of Prisoner Health. Her study, "Harm Reduction: A Public Health Approach to Prison Drug Use," provides a summary of research surrounding prison-based harm reduction programs.
November 16, 2021
Jaewon Lim (Public Policy and Leadership) won the David E. Boyce Award from the North America Regional Science Council. This award honors Professor David Boyce, a prominent figure in Regional Science who promoted the Regional Science Association for a number of years and was instrumental in its long-term success. The award acknowledges the service…
October 12, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Social & Behavioral Health)  and Kavita Batra (Medicine) published an article entitled, “Testing multi-theory model (MTM) in explaining sunscreen use among Florida residents: An integrative approach for sun protection" in the journal Healthcare in co-authorship with colleagues from University of North Florida, Baylor University,…